Thursday, October 20, 2016

San Antonio and Houston Livestock Show Entry Forms

The entry forms for the San Antonio and Houston livestock shows have been posted to the Travis 4-H website.  You can click here to access the forms.  Please note that contest forms have not been posted.  If you'd like a contest entry form, contact John and he'll email you a copy.  Remember - all major show entries must be at the Extension office by 5:00 PM on Monday, November 14, 2016.

Monday, October 17, 2016

2016 County 4-H Food Show

2016 4-H Food Show participants with their dishes.
Cecilia Cowan                              1st Place - Dairy

Claire Whitaker                           1st Place - Grains
Ava Smith                                     2nd Place - Grains
Rachel Seguit                              1st Place - Dairy
Elle Smith                                     2nd Place - Dairy
Olivia Higgins                              1st Place - Fruits & Vegetables
Delia Krushefski                           2nd Place - Fruits & Vegetables
Noah Higgins                                1st Place - Protein
Meme Miri                                    2nd Place - Protein

Elle Brannam                                      1st Place - Grains
Anna-Laura Whitaker                         2nd Place - Grains
Rachel Keese                                      1st Place - Dairy
Erin Pish                                             1st Place - Fruits & Vegetables
John Paul Whitaker                            2nd Place - Fruits & Vegetables
Korine Stanley                                    1st Place - Protein
Carolyn Krushefski                             2nd Place - Protein

Will Whitaker                                      1st Place - Dairy
Amelia Tapia                                       1st Place - Fruits & Vegetables
Cynthia Bashara                                  1st Place - Protein

Congratulations to all who participated!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

District 9 Shooting Sports Coaches Training

The District 9 4-H Youth Development Program will be offering a 4-H Shooting Sports Leaders/Coaches training on December 3-4, 2016 in Angleton, TX. 

Registration will open in 4-H Connect on October 14th, will close on Friday, November 15 and is listed as District 9 Coach's Shooting Sports Training. Late registration will be accepted from November 16th -21st.   ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE A CURRENT AND APPROVED 4‐H CONNECT PROFILE TO REGISTER. Registration is non‐refundable, but may be transferred to another person within the same county 4‐H program.

Please see that this information is shared with any potential coaches to ensure everyone is informed.

Tentative schedule, what to bring list, and release forms can be found on the Travis 4-H website.

If you have questions, please let Cory Hundl or Cameron Arias know.   Additional details, waiver and a final agenda will be sent to those who register. This training will be open for registration statewide.

2016 Travis County 4-H Food Challenge

Information for this year's county Food Challenge has been posted to the website.  To register a team for the Food Challenge, use the form found here.  Registration will be available until October 21.  There will be a $10.00 per team fee to participate and the fee will be collected on the night of the competition.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Shooting Sports Coaches Training

The District 5 4‐H Youth Development Program is pleased to announce an opportunity for county 4‐H programs to have adult volunteers, teen leaders and County Extension Agents certified as coaches in the following shooting sports disciplines: archery, pistol, shotgun or rifle. The training and certification will be conducted on November 5 - 6, 2016 at the Rusk Civic Center in Rusk, Texas. The training will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 5th and conclude the following day as disciplines complete the necessary information.

Registration is open on 4-H Connect and will close at midnight Monday, October 24th – . ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE A CURRENT AND APPROVED 4‐H CONNECT PROFILE TO REGISTER. Registration is non‐refundable, but may be transferred to another person within the same county 4‐H program.

The flyer, schedule and other information may be found on the Travis 4-H website by clicking here.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

San Angelo Livestock Show/Rodeo Austin Entry Forms Posted

The entry forms for the 2017 San Angelo Livestock Show and the 2017 Rodeo Austin have been posted on the Travis 4-H website.  You may access the site by clicking here.  Should you need items such as the entry forms for contests or breeding animals, please contact John at the Extension office.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Food Preservation Program

Sonia Coyle, Travis County Family and Consumer Science Agent, would like to extend an invitation to the Food Preservation Program to be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Travis County Extension office from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon. 

Topics covered will include basics of drying fruits, vegetables and herbs. The program will be taught by Dr. Jenna Anding, AgriLife Extension Specialist and Associate Head of the Nutrition and Food Science Department at Texas A&M University in College Station.

The cost of the class is $40.00 per person and the class will be limited to 30 individuals. Each participant will receive a Ball Guide to Preserving book. The workshop is open to adults and youth who are 8 years of age and up. The deadline to register is September 24, 2016.  Please confirm with Sonia by 9/24.

Click on Events at the top of the website and then go to Filter and type October. Then you can select the Food Preservation Workshop to register.
Register by phone:  979-845-2604

For more information, contact Sonia Coyle, Travis County Extension Agent at 512-854-9600 or  

Participants with special needs requiring auxiliary aid should contact the Travis County office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service within seven days prior to the program in order for appropriate accommodations to be arranged.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Spooky Dessert Contest

4-H Shooting Sports Coach Training

Youth Food Jam

Urban Roots' Youth Leaders would like to invite you to be a part of the Youth Food Jam. The Food Jam is a conference led by youth, for youth, and is a unique opportunity for teenagers across Austin and beyond to gather for a free day of fun, celebrating youth leadership, healthy lifestyles, and social justice.

The theme of this year's Food Jam is "Empowering youth leaders to challenge the perception of their generation."

The event is free, sponsored by Kerbey Lane Cafe, and lunch will be provided for attendees and facilitators by Chipotle Mexican Grill. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Travis County 4-H Food Show

Rodeo Austin Junior Leader Program

Rodeo Austin would like to invite youth to apply to be a part of our Junior Leader Program. 
  • The Junior Leader Program’s purpose is to allow young men and women the opportunity to interact and participate as volunteers, as well as serve as ambassadors for Rodeo Austin. 
  • The Junior Leaders are ages 13 – 20 and support Rodeo Austin’s 19 committees through work projects coordinated by the Junior Leaders Committee Chair.
  • All interested students must apply to the program with the attached application. They will then be contacted for an interview. 
  • Each Junior Leader is required to volunteer at one Rodeo Austin special event and 15 hours during the Fair & Rodeo.
We would love to talk with you further, and would be happy to attend any upcoming meetings to provide more information about our program. Please see the flyer and application (below) for more information.

If you have any questions, please call Presley Holloway at 512-919-3000 or email at